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Coherence by Valentina Cano

Stop-motion runs my head.
My words pause, brake,
each letter in a contorted pose
until I can get gears that have been
rubbed raw working once again.
It is a process of centuries.
One sentence a light-less infinity.


Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, and many other online and print journals. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, will be published in 2014.